Barbara Ewing

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Review - THE PETTICOAT MEN, Barbara Ewing

Author Information
Book Title: 
The Petticoat Men
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
ISBN: 
9781781859827
Categorisation
Category: 
Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Legal
Historical
Location: 
London
Publisher: 
Head of Zeus
Year of Publication: 
2014

Currently Reading - The Petticoat Men, Barbara Ewing

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Inspired by a true story, set in Victorian London, this book is about a scandalous accusation and the subsequent trial.

From the Blurb:

The Victorian gossipmongers called them The Petticoat Men. But to young widow Mattie Stacey, they are Freddie and Ernest, her gentlemen lodgers. It is Mattie who admires their sparkling gowns, makes their extravagant hats and laughs at their stories of attending society balls dressed up as the glamorous 'Fanny' and 'Stella'.

The Petticoat Men

Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
Category: 
Crime Fiction

The Victorian gossipmongers called them The Petticoat Men. But to young widow Mattie Stacey, they are Freddie and Ernest, her gentlemen lodgers. It is Mattie who admires their sparkling gowns, makes their extravagant hats and laughs at their stories of attending society balls dressed up as the glamorous 'Fanny' and 'Stella'.

But one fateful night Fanny and Stella are arrested, and Mattie and her family are dragged into a shocking court trial, described in newspapers all over England as 'The Scandal of the Century'.

Sub Genre: 
Historical
ISBN: 
9781781859964
Location: 
London
Publisher: 
Head of Zeus
Year of Publication: 
2014

The Actresses

Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Sometimes successful, often not, the life of an actress is never dull but what happens when you reach fifty? If you're an actor, the work pours in; if you're an actress, suddenly the wrinkles start showing, the boobs sag, that young sprite who's just left college last year is the tops. So it seems, anyhow, to this group of thespians, now all in their fifties, meeting for a drama school reunion.

Special Interests: 
Actor
ISBN: 
075152137X
Publisher: 
Time Warner
Year of Publication: 
1998